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Old 29-10-2019, 07:26 PM   #2431
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Just wonder if it is good enough to get the new Nvidia Shield TV or should I wait for the Shield TV PRO? Any advise??
I think the Pro is more future proof. For one thing 3GB/16GB is much better than 2GB/8GB. Lack of USB ports is another problem for the standard version. I also do not like the form factor of the standard version.

It is in fact a bit disappointing that they ship only 8GB/16GB of storage for such a premium device. 32GB storage is actually pretty cheap now.
https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/28/nv...-4k-upscaling/

Difference between Pro and Standard.
https://youtu.be/L-LG9EMBkYQ

Lon.TV review, he also recommends the Pro version.
https://youtu.be/cs0c1ZZYOP0

Of course it is still the best Android TV box money can buy. The best is that it finally fixes the two shortcomings of the previous generation -- Dolby vision support, and Dolby Atmos under Netflix.

But if are not that into gaming, you may spend a bit less money and get Amazon FireTV Cube 2nd Generation instead (which can do gaming because of the S922Z CPU but not as good as Nvidia Shield TV). You do lose the Chromecast function though.

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Old 30-10-2019, 11:14 PM   #2432
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Old 31-10-2019, 12:12 PM   #2433
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Retailer fined for helping buyers access pirated content over Android TV boxes; jail term for its director
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Old 31-10-2019, 01:43 PM   #2434
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Any one using the Tanix TX6 Box.

http://www.tanix-box.com/project-vie...i-6k-alice-ux/

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Old 31-10-2019, 03:41 PM   #2435
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Looks like cannot sell box with pre load apps and cannot provide add on service. Unclear on using box and loading your own streamer apps.

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapo...oxes-jail-term

Retailer fined for helping buyers access pirated content over Android TV boxes; jail term for its director
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Old 31-10-2019, 06:25 PM   #2436
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Any one using the Tanix TX6 Box.

http://www.tanix-box.com/project-vie...i-6k-alice-ux/

Avoid this box because of thermal issues.

However if you are willing to use a USB fan together with this box, then it is pretty decent in terms of performance.

Ref: https://forum.freaktab.com/forum/tv-...ifi-bt4-1-or-5


To avoid thermal issues, try to get S905X2 /S905X3 based boxes like Tanix TX5 Pro or Tanix TX3.

You may have to buy from Gearbest in order to get the official Tanix version with Tanix logo. Local online shops usually carry OEM version and the quality varies.

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Old 31-10-2019, 06:29 PM   #2437
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Looks like cannot sell box with pre load apps and cannot provide add on service. Unclear on using box and loading your own streamer apps.
Buying boxes like Mi Box S and NVidia Shield TV will be perfectly fine.

In fact Starhub Go Streaming Box is also runing Android TV OS (operator version, with Chromecast, but no Netflix certification).

Generic boxes should be mostly fine as well unless the vendor or the seller pre-loads illegal apps.
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Old 01-11-2019, 09:43 AM   #2438
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Buying boxes like Mi Box S and NVidia Shield TV will be perfectly fine.

In fact Starhub Go Streaming Box is also runing Android TV OS (operator version, with Chromecast, but no Netflix certification).

Generic boxes should be mostly fine as well unless the vendor or the seller pre-loads illegal apps.
Mi box S can buy from stores or only online Sia??
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Old 01-11-2019, 12:52 PM   #2439
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Mi box S can buy from stores or only online Sia??
Both. It is cheaper to buy from online at around S$70-S$80 depending on offer and coupons you have. But you can also buy from Mi shops at S$99 with one year warranty (sometimes got promotion to S$89).

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Old 01-11-2019, 06:10 PM   #2440
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What are some great apps recommended for MI box S? I'm only using Netflix, YouTube, spotify and TVB anywhere app on it for my parents.
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Old 01-11-2019, 07:15 PM   #2441
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What are some great apps recommended for MI box S? I'm only using Netflix, YouTube, spotify and TVB anywhere app on it for my parents.
Those apps you installed are the good apps. And it seems to me they already cover music, Cantonese and English Entertainment pretty well already.

What kind of apps do you want in addition to the above? It all depends on your needs.

For example if you are SingTel user you may want to install SingTel TV Go and SingTel Cast.

You can also cast Toggle and Starhub Go from your mobile phone.
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Those apps you installed are the good apps. And it seems to me they already cover music, Cantonese and English Entertainment pretty well already.

What kind of apps do you want in addition to the above? It all depends on your needs.

For example if you are SingTel user you may want to install SingTel TV Go and SingTel Cast.

You can also cast Toggle and Starhub Go from your mobile phone.
Can cast viu as well. One thing good about Android TV os is that when you cast apps like toggle and viu it skips the stupid ads

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Old 01-11-2019, 07:51 PM   #2443
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Can cast viu as well. One thing good about Android TV os is that when you cast apps like toggle and viu it skips the stupid ads

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Good tip. Thanks.

For Viu I think you need to pay for Viu Premium in order to cast to TV.
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Old 02-11-2019, 03:13 AM   #2444
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Those apps you installed are the good apps. And it seems to me they already cover music, Cantonese and English Entertainment pretty well already.

What kind of apps do you want in addition to the above? It all depends on your needs.

For example if you are SingTel user you may want to install SingTel TV Go and SingTel Cast.

You can also cast Toggle and Starhub Go from your mobile phone.
I'm just wondering if I miss any great apps out, looks like I've got it covered for now. Anyone knows if there's any way to block ads on the Official Youtube app on mi box S?
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:54 AM   #2445
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I'm just wondering if I miss any great apps out, looks like I've got it covered for now. Anyone knows if there's any way to block ads on the Official Youtube app on mi box S?
one way is to run youtube on your phone , then chromecast the video to mibox s.

go to facebook group - tv box sg - to find out more about apps.
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